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The Lectionary for Mass – Second Typical Edition (USA, 2002) – Volume 4

Masses for the Dead
(Funerals or Memorial Masses)

Masses for the Dead (## 1011-1016)
1011: Reading I from the OT
1) 2 Macc 12:43-46
2) Job 19:1, 23-27a
3) Wis 3:1-9 or 3:1-6, 9
4) Wis 4:7-14
5) Isa 25:6a, 7-9
6) Lam 3:17-26
7) Dan 12:1-3

1012: Reading I from the NT
during the Season of Easter

1) Acts 10:34-43 or 10:34-36, 42-43
2) Rev 14:13
3) Rev 20:11—21:1
4) Rev 21:1-5a, 6b-7
1013: Responsorial Psalm
1) Ps 23:1-3, 4, 5, 6
2) Ps 25:6+7bc, 17-18, 20-21
3) Ps 27:1, 4, 7+8b+9a, 13-14
4) Ps 42:2, 3, 5cdef; Ps 43:3, 4, 5
5) Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
6) Ps 103:8+10, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18
7) Ps 116:5, 6, 10-11, 15-16ac
8) Ps 122:1-2, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
9) Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8
10) Ps 143:1-2, 5-6, 7ab+8ab, 10
1014: Reading II from the NT
1) Rom 5:5-11
2) Rom 5:17-21
3) Rom 6:3-9 or 6:3-4, 8-9
4) Rom 8:14-23
5) Rom 8:31b-35, 37-39
6) Rom 14:7-9, 10c-12
7) 1 Cor 15:20-24a, 25-28 or 15:20-23
8) 1 Cor 15:51-57
9) 2 Cor 4:14—5:1
10) 2 Cor 5:1, 6-10
11) Phil 3:20-21
12) 1 Thess 4:13-18
13) 2 Tim 2:8-13
14) 1 John 3:1-2
15) 1 John 3:14-16
1015: Alleluia Verse
1) See Matt 11:25
2) Matt 25:34
3) John 3:16
4) John 6:39
5) John 6:40
6) John 6:51
7) John 11:25a, 26
8) See Phil 3:20
9) 2 Tim 2:11-12a
10) Rev 1:5a, 6b
11) Rev 14:13
1016: Gospel
1) Matt 5:1-12a
2) Matt 11:25-30
3) Matt 25:1-13
4) Matt 25:31-46
5) Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6 or 15:33-39
6) Luke 7:11-17
7) Luke 12:35-40
8) Luke 23:33, 39-43
9) Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a
    or 23:44-46, 50, 52-53
10) Luke 24:13-35 or 24:13-16, 28-35
11) John 5:24-29
12) John 6:37-40
13) John 6:51-58
14) John 11:17-27 or 11:21-27
15) John 11:32-45
16) John 12:23-28 or 12:23-26
17) John 14:1-6
18) John 17:24-26
19) John 19:17-18, 25-39
Funerals for Baptized Children (## 1017-1022)
1017: Reading I from the OT
1) Isa 25:6a, 7-9
2) Lam 3:22-26

1018: Reading I from the NT
during the Season of Easter

1) Rev 7:9-10, 15-17
2) Rev 21:1a, 3-5a
1019: Responsorial Psalm
1) Ps 23:1-3, 4, 5, 6
2) Ps 25:4-5ab, 6+7bc, 20-21
3) Ps 42:2, 3, 5cdef; Ps 43:3, 4, 5
4) Ps 148:1-2, 11-13ab, 13c-14
1020: Reading II from the NT
1) Rom 6:3-4, 8-9
2) Rom 14:7-9
3) 1 Cor 15:20-23
4) Eph 1:3-5
5) 1 Thess 4:13-14, 18
1021: Alleluia Verse
1) See Matt 11:25
2) John 6:39
3) 2 Cor 1:3b-4a
1022: Gospel
1) Matt 11:25-30
2) Mark 10:13-16
3) John 6:37-40 or 6:37-39
4) John 6:51-58
5) John 11:32-38, 40
6) John 19:25-30
Funerals for Children Who Died Before Baptism (##1023-1026)
1023: Reading I from the OT
1) Isa 25:6a, 7-8b
2) Lam 3:22-26
1024: Responsorial Psalm
Ps 25:4-5ab, 6+7bc, 17+20
x 1025: Alleluia Verse
1) 2 Cor 1:3b-4a
2) Rev 1:5a, 6b
1026: Gospel
1) Matt 11:25-30
2) Mark 15:33-46
3) John 19:25-30

Masses for the Dead (Lectionary ## 1011-1016)
Here are brief synopses of the main readings, refrains for the Responsorial Psalms, and texts of the Alleluia verses.

First Reading, from the OT (outside of the Easter Season)

  1. 2 Macc 12:43-46 – He acted in an excellent and noble way as he had the resurrection of the dead in view.
  2. Job 19:1, 23-27a – I know that my Vindicator lives.
  3. Wis 3:1-9 (or 3:1-6, 9) – As sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
  4. Wis 4:7-14 – An unsullied life, the attainment of old age.
  5. Isa 25:6a, 7-9 – He will destroy death forever.
  6. Lam 3:17-26 – It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.
  7. Dan 12:1-3 – Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake.

First Reading, from the NT (during the Season of Easter)

  1. Acts 10:34-43 (or 10:34-36, 42-43) – He is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.
  2. Rev 14:13 – Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
  3. Rev 20:11—21:1 – The dead were judged according to their deeds.
  4. Rev 21:1-5a, 6b-7 – There shall be no more death.

Responsorial Psalm

  1. Ps 23:1-3, 4, 5, 6 – “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” or “Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I fear no evil, for you are with me.”
  2. Ps 25:6+7bc, 17-18, 20-21 – “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.” or “No one who waits for you, O Lord, will ever be put to shame.”
  3. Ps 27:1, 4, 7+8b+9a, 13-14 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” or “I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.”
  4. Ps 42:2, 3, 5cdef; 43:3, 4, 5 – “My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face?”
  5. Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 – “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.”
  6. Ps 103:8+10, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 – “The Lord is kind and merciful.” or “The salvation of the just comes from the Lord.”
  7. Ps 116:5, 6, 10-11, 15-16ac – “I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.” or “Alleluia.”
  8. Ps 122:1-2, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 – “I rejoicedwhen I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.” or “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.”
  9. Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8 – “Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord.” or “I hope in the Lord, I trust in his word.”
  10. Ps 143:1-2, 5-6, 7ab+8ab, 10 – “O Lord, hear my prayer.”

Second Reading, from the NT

  1. Rom 5:5-11 – Since we are now justified by his Blood, we will be saved through him from the wrath.
  2. Rom 5:17-21 – Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.
  3. Rom 6:3-9 (or 6:3-4, 8-9) – We too might live in newness of life.
  4. Rom 8:14-23 – We also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
  5. Rom 8:31b-35, 37-39 –What will separate us from the love of Christ?
  6. Rom 14:7-9, 10c-12 – Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
  7. 1 Cor 15:20-24a, 25-28 (or 15:20-23) – So too in Christ shall all be brought to life.
  8. 1 Cor 15:51-57 – Death is swallowed up in victory.
  9. 2 Cor 4:14—5:1 – What is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.
  10. 2 Cor 5:1, 6-10 – We have a building from God, eternal in heaven.
  11. Phil 3:20-21 – He will change our lowly bodies to conform to his glory.
  12. 1 Thess 4:13-18 – Thus we shall always be with the Lord.
  13. 2 Tim 2:8-13 – If we have died with him we shall also live with him.
  14. 1 John 3:1-2 – We shall see him as he is.
  15. 1 John 3:14-16 – We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.

Alleluia Verse

  1. See Matt 11:25 – “Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to the childlike the mysteries of the Kingdom.”
  2. Matt 25:34 – “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, says the Lord; inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
  3. John 3:16 – “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.”
  4. John 6:39 – “This is the will of my Father, says the Lord, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me, and that I should raise it up on the last day.”
  5. John 6:40 – “This is the will of my Father, says the Lord, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.”
  6. John 6:51 – “I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.”
  7. John 11:25a, 26 – “I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me will never die.”
  8. Phil 3:20 – “Our true home is in heaven, and Jesus Christ, whose return we long for, will come from heaven to save us.”
  9. 2 Tim 2:11-12a – “If we die with Christ, we shall live with him, and if we persevere we shall also reign with him.”
  10. Rev 1:5a, 6b – “Jesus Christ is the firstborn from the dead; glory and power be his forever and ever. Amen.”
  11. Rev 14:13 – “Blessed are those who have died in the Lord; let them rest from their labors for their good deeds go with them.”

Gospel Proclamation

  1. Matt 5:1-12a – Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
  2. Matt 11:25-30 – Come to me and I will give you rest.
  3. Matt 25:1-13 – Behold the bridegroom! Come out to him!
  4. Matt 25:31-46 – Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
  5. Mark 15:33-39; 16:1-6 (or 15:33-39) – Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.
  6. Luke 7:11-17 – Young man, I tell you arise!
  7. Luke 12:35-40 – You also must be prepared.
  8. Luke 23:33, 39-43 – Today you will be with me in Paradise.
  9. Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a (or 23:44-46, 50, 52-53) – Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
  10. Luke 24:13-35 (or 24:13-16, 28-35) – Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?
  11. John 5:24-29 – Whoever hears my word and believes has passed from death to life.
  12. John 6:37-40 – Everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.
  13. John 6:51-58 – Whoever eats this bread will live forever, and I will raise them up on the last day.
  14. John 11:17-27 (or 11:21-27) – I am the resurrection and the life.
  15. John 11:32-45 – Lazarus, come out!
  16. John 12:23-28 (or 12:23-26) – If it dies, it produces much fruit.
  17. John 14:1-6 – In my Father’s house there are many dwellings.
  18. John 17:24-26 – I wish that where I am they also may be with me.
  19. John 19:17-18, 25-39 – And bowing his head he handed over his Spirit.

Funerals for Baptized Children (Lectionary ## 1017-1022)

First Reading, from the OT (outside of the Easter Season)

  1. Isa 25:6a, 7-9 – He will destroy death forever.
  2. Lam 3:22-26 – It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.

First Reading, from the NT (during the Season of Easter)

  1. Rev 7:9-10, 15-17 – God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
  2. Rev 21:1a, 3-5a – There shall be no more death.

Responsorial Psalm

  1. Ps 23:1-3, 4, 5, 6 – “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”
  2. Ps 25:4-5ab, 6+7bc, 20-21 – “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.”
  3. Ps 42:2, 3, 5cdef; 43:3, 4, 5 – “My soul is thirsting for the living God: when shall I see him face to face?”
  4. Ps 148:1-2, 11-13a, 13c-14 – “Let all praise the name of the Lord.” or “Alleluia.”

Second Reading, from the NT

  1. Rom 6:3-4, 8-9 – We believe that we shall also live with him.
  2. Rom 14:7-9 – Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
  3. 1 Cor 15:20-23 – So too in Christ shall all be brought to life.
  4. Eph 1:3-5 – He chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy.
  5. 1 Thess 4:13-14, 18 – We shall be with the Lord forever.

Alleluia Verse

  1. See Matt 11:25 – “Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to the childlike the mysteries of the Kingdom.”
  2. John 6:39 – “This is the will of the Father, says the Lord, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me, and that I should raise it up on the last day.”
  3. 2 Cor 1:3b-4a – “Blessed be the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction.”

Gospel Proclamation

  1. Matt 11:25-30 – You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to the childlike.
  2. Mark 10:13-16 – The Kingdom of heaven belongs to little children.
  3. John 6:37-40 (or 6:37-39) – This is the will of my Father, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me.
  4. John 6:51-58 – Whoever eats this bread will live forever, and I will raise him up on the last day.
  5. John 11:32-38, 40 – If you believe, you will see the glory of God.
  6. John 19:25-30 – Behold, your mother.

Funerals for Children Who Died Before Baptism (Lectionary ##1023-1026)

First Reading, from the OT (outside of the Easter Season)

  1. Isa 25:6a, 7-8b – He will destroy death forever.
  2. Lam 3:22-26 – It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

  1. Ps 25:4-5ab, 6+7bc, 17+20 – “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.”

Alleluia Verse

  1. 2 Cor 1:3b-4a – “Blessed be the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction.”
  2. Rev 1:5a+6b – “Jesus Christ is the firstborn from the dead; glory and kingship be his forever and ever. Amen.”

Gospel Proclamation

  1. Matt 11:25-30 – You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to the childlike.
  2. Mark 15:33-46 – Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last.
  3. John 19:25-30 – Behold, your mother.
 

Contents of Volume 4:
Commons | Rituals | Various Needs & Occasions | Votive Masses | Masses for the Dead

See also the Weekday Readings for the Liturgical Seasons:
Advent and Christmas | Lent and Easter | Ordinary Time: Year I | Ordinary Time: Year II | Saints and Feast Days


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